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Registered: ‎07-16-2009
Location: Massachusetts
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T61 Not Booting Up on Startup

When turning on the laptop, it does not startup.  Can slightly hear the fan and a little disc noise, but nothing shows on the monitor. 
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Registered: ‎07-08-2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Re: T61 Not Booting Up on Startup

Hi Steve,


Let's try doing the following steps to pinpoint the problem


1) Remove both the battery and AC adpater from ther unit.

2) Press the power button in and out 10 times in a row

3) Press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds

4) Now plug in only the AC adapter, then push the power button to see if the unit fires on


We call this method the power static discharge. I hope this fixes the problem


If the unit fires on, but you hear the fan blowing and have no image on your screen at all, try connecting an external monitor to the unit (then press FN+F7 to toggle to the external image)

If you get an image on  the external monitor and not the LCD, your LCD needs to be replaced

If you are not getting an image on neither the LCD nor external, you should contact tech support .


You might need another systemboard in all likelihood.


I'm sure that warranty will come in handy here it seems.


Let me know if I can help with anything else.







Do NOT PM me with technical issues. Post in the forum for assistance. Thanks

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